Uptown Set For Super Bowl Crowds
Restaurants and clubs, police, and Charlotte Transit officials are all preparing for crowds uptown on Sunday, as people gather to watch the Panthers and Broncos play across the country in Super Bowl 50. CMPD says it will be staffed "appropriately" and has contingency plans in place.
Charlotte Transit is also making some adjustments, to help accommodate uptown commuters on Sunday. CATS says its LYNX Blue Line trains will run every 10 to 15 minutes before and after the game.
For fans who choose to drive uptown, parking shouldn’t be a major problem. "There will be a lot of parking available," according to Elaine Gherardi, with E-Z Parking. "We don't anticipate any increase in prices."
City transportation officials say some uptown parking meters will be covered with bags through the weekend and no parking will be allowed in those spaces. The city encourages people to allow extra time for getting in and out of uptown on Sunday.